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phpBB 2 : Creating Communities phpBB 2.0.3 CHANGELOG
  1. Changelog
    1. Changes since 2.0.2
    2. Changes since 2.0.1
    3. Changes since 2.0.0
    4. Changes since RC-4
    5. Changes since RC-3
    6. Changes since RC-2
    7. Changes since RC-1
    8. Changes since RC-1 (pre)
  2. Disclaimer

1. Changelog

This is a non-exhaustive (but still near complete) changelog for phpBB 2.0.x including beta and release candidate versions.

1.i. Changes since 2.0.2

  • Fixed potential cross-site scripting vulnerability with avatars - Showscout
  • Fixed potential SQL rewrite issue in page header - missing contrib
  • Fixed potential CSS/HTML rewrite on viewing in login - Marc Rees
  • Fixed (hopefully) issue with MS Access and multiple pages

1.ii. Changes since 2.0.1

  • Fixed missing "username" lang variable in user admin template
  • Session work around for users behind rotating IPs - vHiker
  • Fixed potential session user_id re-write - Ashe
  • Fixed potential cross-browser scripting issue with BBCode URLs
  • Fixed potential gallery avatar exploit - Ashe
  • Fix sorting of smileys on each function call - Ashe/psoTFX
  • Clear topic_mod text output in viewtopic - Lars
  • Fix regex for avatar remote urls
  • Fix non-updating of user post counts when deleting whole topics
  • Increase time limit when sending topic reply notifications
  • Set default forum when splitting topics
  • Fix non-deletion of uploaded avatars when switching to gallery
  • Removed various closing newlines from included files
  • Add MAX_ROWS to HEAP table alter in install/upgrade - Ashe
  • Update username maxlength for subSilver templates
  • Allow ( and ) in BBCode [url] tags
  • Fix non-quoting of # in username validation regexs
  • Fix overlooked global var in private messaging
  • Possible fix for \r\n email templates issues
  • Fix missing str_replace for category title forum admin SQL
  • Fix trailing , when sending emails via smtp
  • Fix avatar issues in user admin
  • Fix improper checking of email address ban in sessions
  • Fix use of hard coded language strings in forum admin
  • Fix missing closing ) in smilies admin
  • Fix missing Username label in user admin
  • Fix upgrade.php bug where conversion would not complete (and updated other scripts to match the changes)
  • Fix problem with redirect and login.php
  • Fix typo that could cause problems with sorting in the memberlist
  • Fix emailer to allow sending emails with language-specific character sets

1.iii. Changes since 2.0.0

  • Fixed delete image bug for normal users
  • Fixed group control panel image links
  • Fixed missing L_POST variable in group control panel
  • Fixed missing user id when redirecting to email form after login
  • Fixed (a)ppend_sid function name error in group control panel
  • Fixed reset of post type when previewing a post
  • Fixed mass emailer include path error
  • Fixed potential SQL exploit
  • Fixed several minor subSilver issues
  • Fixed [quote] breaking HTML problem
  • Fixed problem with unclosed nested quotes
  • Fixed bad handling of automagic links at end of quotes
  • Fixed potential BBCode and avatar remote exploit
  • Altered email validation check to allow + in username as per RFC
  • Fixed incorrect behaviour with wildcards in disallowed usernames
  • Added missing append_sid for search view results as posts
  • Fixed incorrect clearing of current sessions for logged in users
  • Fixed user_timezone (cannot update user profile) problem
  • Added correct setting of moderator status for users during upgrade
  • Fixed handling of uploaded avatars if gallery avatar currently used
  • Fixed use of existing username for uploaded avatars
  • Fixed updating of topic reply stats when post is deleted
  • Fixed irrelevant error message when activating already active account
  • Fixed gzip compression problems with Netscape and some PHP versions
  • Fixed MS Access layer errors when using latest PHP versions
  • Fixed styles admin editing problems with MSSQL Server
  • Fixed logout issue when cancelling certain actions
  • Fixed missing text in certain admin links
  • Fixed opening of frame within frame when logging into admin
  • Fixed incorrect ordering of search results by time
  • Fixed fulltext searching failure with MS Access
  • Hopefully fixed fulltext search with non-latin single byte charsets
  • Enabled work-around support for some multi-byte charsets - OOHOO
  • Re-enabled search indexing of all-numeric character sequences
  • Updated email banning to properly implement wildcards
  • Fixed missing extension in links from groupcp
  • Fixed lack of re-validation when changing email address
  • Added additional IP check when using HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR
  • Fixed non-display of delete icon when on second or greater topic page
  • Fixed problems with users/groups assigned multiple permissions
  • Fixed problem with - and + in search words - Matthijs
  • Fixed improper handling for deletion of words from search table
  • Fixed support for , in automagic URLs as per RFC
  • Fixed circular reference SQL errors when deleting posts under MS Access
  • Fixed nested [code] problems
  • Added charset encoding headers for emails - romutis
  • Fixed "Copy to self" emails to use correct language
  • Fixed pagination error when limiting previous days for viewforum
  • Decreased minimum search word size to 3 chars
  • Fixed deletion of one or more options from all polls when editing just one
  • Fixed checking of group memberships when promoting/demoting group moderators
  • Added database closure to admin frameset page

1.iv. Changes since RC-4

  • Fixed improper report of general error when posting messages containing errors
  • Fixed post text being doubled up if it contained one or more < without closing >
  • Fixed pruning errors due to search function name change
  • Hopefully fixed various issues which led to incorrect reply and excess page counts
  • Fixed groupcp not displaying all email buttons to group moderator or admin
  • Fixed failure to display error notice when uploading oversized avatars
  • Hopefully corrected problem with viewonline displaying too few/many users online
  • Partially addressed issue with activation URLs >76 chars
  • Fixed additional search facilities failing to work or working incorrectly
  • Fixed search syntax highlighting
  • Addressed various webservers handling of page redirects
  • Fixed word censor not replacing first or last words
  • Fixed avatar height and width check for locally uploaded images
  • Hopefully fixed cache control header
  • Added check for PM box size limit of 0 to prevent div0 error
  • Fixed failure to fully delete PMs in outbox
  • Fixed display problem with polls
  • Fixed problem with guest username not being displayed for topic results in search
  • Fixed problem with quotes in various profile fields
  • Fixed schema problem with user_timezone
  • Fixed page display issue with MS Access
  • Fixed user level issue when altering user from user to admin and vice versa
  • Fixed incorrect parseing of some email templates
  • Reduced size of MS Access primer
  • Fixed various remaining usergroup display issues

1.v. Changes since RC-3

  • Addressed serious security issue with included files
  • Fixed non-use of database table prefix name during upgrade
  • Split functions and profile into separate modules
  • Fixed (hopefully) remaining issues with colourisation of moderator usernames
  • Updated install to include entry of additional, required, information
  • Fixed (hopefully) AOL incompatibilities
  • Fixed non-display of moderators in index/viewforum
  • Fixed group control panel 'no groups exist' problems
  • Fix HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR spoofing possibility
  • Fix ignoring of private range IP's in HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR
  • Enable multiple wildcard email banning, eg. *name*@somewhere.tld
  • Fix problems with posts being truncated if containing < and > characters
  • Prevent URL, BBCode and most smiley parseing in [code][/code]
  • Fix problems with use of certain reserved chars in word censor list
  • Fix default search useage to be as described (was doing AND by default)
  • Fix various avatar issues with profile, gallery and viewtopic
  • Enable safe mode support for uploading avatars
  • Fix broken modcp IP view issue
  • Fix potential session_id re-write vulnerability
  • Finish localisation of days and months (AM/PM are not and will not be localised in 2.0)
  • Remove link to external subSilver stylesheet from default subSilver templates
  • Handle TRANSACTIONS correctly in MySQL 3.x (by returning correct responses)
  • Fix checkbox resetting problem while previewing posts
  • Fix a login redirect issue
  • Remove some additional unused fields during upgrade
  • Fix (hopefully) remaining ICQ overlay issue with view profile in subSilver Changes since RC-2

  • Fixed infamous install parse error
  • Major update of posting and related search functions (fixing various issues and increasing speed)
  • Fixed display of author and last poster names when both are different guest users
  • Fixed upgrade stall issues (hopefully!) and improved output
  • Fixed highlighting code for viewtopic and search
  • Reduced size of several files and functions
  • Moved localised images to sub-directories
  • Improved user feedback of disallowed usernames
  • Fixed various MSSQL bugs
  • Fixed installation of MSSQL/MSSQL-ODBC
  • Fixed security issue with upgrade.php
  • Finished implemention of various additional features
  • Fixed various user, group and forum permissions problems
  • Fixed issues with BBCode [ and ] (hopefully!)
  • Fixed autologin problems with MS IIS
  • Hopefully fixed problems with URIs in emails on some server configs
  • Fixed 'blank' profile and DB utilities problems on submit
  • Fixed incorrect language being used in email subjects
  • Fixed issues with incorrect private message new/unread counts
  • Fixed various PostgreSQL related errors
  • Automatically forward users to login screen in more situations
  • AEnabled (coloured) online indication of moderators and admins
  • Enabled maximum online user count
  • Altered online user count to ignore duplicate IPs (will now underestimate rather than overestimate)
  • Enabled viewing of users browsing each forum
  • Fixed (hopefully) display of overlayed ICQ icon in Netscape using subSilver
  • Fixed display of guest usernames for last post and author
  • Hidden usergroups are now completely hidden from view

1.vii. Changes since RC-1

  • Fixed numerous PostgreSQL related issues
  • Significant updates and additions to the upgrade script
  • Various (missed) hard coded language strings fixed
  • Fixed viewforum error when no forum id specified
  • Fixed old constant name useage in search system
  • Fixed display of moved posts when viewing unanswered posts
  • Fixed failure of search for user and keyword when displaying as posts
  • Fixed PM popup notification
  • Fixed view more emoticon session page problem
  • Fixed view profile email links
  • Fixed display of websites in profile
  • Fixed backup database failure
  • Fixed MS Access schema error when posting topics
  • Fixed problem with hypenated/dotted DB names in MySQL 3.23.6+
  • Various other fixes and updates

1.viii. Changes since RC-1 (pre)

  • Upgrade script completed for initial fully functional release
  • Sessions code updated
  • Mark read code updated and hopefully fixed
  • Significant changes to properly deal with \' for non-MySQL boards
  • mssql, msaccess and mssql-odbc DB classes re-written
  • Avatar issues addressed and fixed
  • Search (INSERT) bug using MySQL fixed
  • Search highlighting issues addressed
  • Search own/other users posts fixed
  • BBCode fixes for magic URIs and other issues
  • Template updates for subSilver
  • User and group permissions problems fixed
  • Forum management problems (deletion of forum causing category not to display) fixed
  • Pagination problem with groupcp fixed
  • Backslash issues with posting and profile fixed
  • Backslash issues with emails fixed
  • preg_quote problems fixed
  • User management updated with full avatar control and missing fields
  • Private messaging box limits fixed
  • Private messaging ?folder= strangeness fixed
  • Forum pruning code updated to cope with search system
  • Emoticon system in posting updated
  • BBCode FAQ link added to posting form
  • Language file updates to address concerns of translators
  • Various other bug fixes and updates

Note that a full list of fixed bugs can be found at the bug tracker (see section on bug reporting here)

2. Copyright and disclaimer

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